Patting myself on the back (because sometimes we deserve it)

Monica • My husband and I are 36 and 35, high school sweethearts, married in 2005, son Gavin born 11-27-15. PSU grad, work for small newspaper as a reporter.
I found out Thursday I won two Keystone Press Awards for some articles I wrote last year for my newspaper! I am so excited, especially since they were articles about local issues that impact many of our readers - gas and oil drilling; and a struggling fire department. I feel so blessed to be able to meet amazing people and tell the stories that need to be shared. I get to go to the awards ceremony in Gettysburg, too. And I'm in the middle of the TTW, so my emotions are all over the place, lol.